Web getting seamier
Organised crime tightens grip
crime gangs are becoming ever more technically advanced and are behind
a dramatic rise in the amount of child pornography spread over the
Internet. In its annual report on organised crime, the Criminal
Intelligence Service, Canada, has said some gangs are taking advantage
of "seemingly limitless resources" to become proficient in
high-tech operations. "It would appear that
cost is no object when it comes to attaining or developing leading-edge
technology to facilitate crimes or engage in counter-surveillance
against rivals or law enforcement," the report says.
fight over the role of governments in managing the Internet is brewing
as policymakers prepare for a UN-backed summit on the network’s
laptop use, Bihar MLAs asked
in Bihar will have to wait a while before they can start tapping away
at the personal laptops the government has offered them. They will
have to first explain how they propose to put them to productive use.
the bone of contention
decisive and technically intricate battle going on for sometime
between one of the biggest and oldest company in computer industry and
a small $ 300 million company known for possessing Intellectual
Property Rights (IPR) to the most famous and successfully running,
commercial network operating system (Unix) has attracted the attention
of all now.
Ever since he got a Net connection in his room, he’s really been burning the midnight oil.
hackers battle in cyberspace
Indian soldiers fight the proxy war launched by Pakistani terrorists,
hackers are spearheading a war on another turf — the Web. The first
cyber war between India and Pakistan started after India carried out
Pokhran II tests in May 1998. A group of hackers called milwOrm,
immediately broke into Bhabha Atomic Research Centre’s (BARC)
Website and posted anti-India messages.
down but not out
slam the cover on digital books just yet. Readers hungry for a good
page-turner will still turn to bookstores and libraries, but cheaper
computers and changing consumer habits suggest that electronic books,
or e-books, still have a future.
mobile could be making you senile
the mobile may make you senile prematurely, new research suggests. A
whole generation of teenagers face premature senility in the prime of
their lives due to the use of mobile phones and new wireless
technology. The study warns specifically against "the intense use
of mobile phones by youngsters". In recent years, there has been
very little research on the health effects of using mobiles due to
and keep ‘Eyes’ open for best deals
Intelligent agents to make
online shopping easier
is creating a vast market place with enormous number of products and
pricing options. Today, information about products and vendors is
easily available on the Web with orders and payments being automated.
But there are several stages in the buying process, like buying
decisions, product search, purchase, payment, price discovery etc.,
that are time consuming.
fight PC fatigue
providing banking solutions and services, IT professionals at I-Flex,
Bangalore, are now busy making different types of salads, a
manifestation of the health consciousness that appears to be sweeping
India’s IT sector.